• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It does work, but you cant review Pics before Importing

    • Written by from Wimbledon

    I bought this so that I could plug in SD cards and review pictures on my ipad. Unfortunately although it does show thumbnails of the images from the card, the only way to actually view a full size version is to import them first.

    This is a pain as you dont always want to import all images before seeing them full size and the image size can be quite large, quickly filling even a 64gb iPad up.

    If it showed the full size image without importing, like many other products on the market it would be a great bit of kit, as it stands it's not ideal.

    53 of 60 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great accessory that does work with iOS 4.2

    • Written by from Workington

    Despite what the previous poster has stated, this product does work with iOS 4.2.

    I have an iPad with iOS 4.2 installed and I have the Camera Connection kit, and it works fine with no problems whatsoever.

    Problems for this not to work can be the SD card is formatted in an unrecognisable type, an unrecognisable type of file is trying to be read (a file type that was never meant to be read with this kit). Also, if the iPad is in a case, the case can stop the Camera Kit from been fully inserted, so if you have a case, try taking the iPad out of the case and see if it works.

    It is true that Apple have reduced the power output from the DOCK connector/USB since update iOS 4.2, and people prior to this sometimes were able to power other devices OTHER THAN A CAMERA.

    It is totally untrue to say that this does not work with iOS 4.2. I am sitting here now using my Camera Connection Kit, viewing/importing the pictures on my iOS 4.2 iPad!

    On with the review finally!!

    With this kit you get two pieces of equipment. One is for an SD card and the other is for a USB cable (that came with your camera).

    My camera uses an SD card, so I only use the SD card part of the Camera Connection kit.

    To use this I insert the SD card into the Camera Connection kit, then insert the Camera Connection kit into the Dock connector of the iPad. Within a few seconds you are presented with a window showing the pictures of what is on the SD card. From here you can import all of the pictures or choose which ones you do want imported. After this, the pictures are imported into the Photos app on the iPad. You are also asked (once the photos have been imported) if you want the photos deleted off of the SD card. I always choose NO, incase I want them later, just be careful to not delete the SD card pictures (if you don't want to that is).

    To my surprise, I had a video that I had shot on my Panasonic FZ28 digital camera, this was imported on to the iPad, and I was able to play it. Other camera's may not work like this, due to a file format not supported by the iPad.

    The Camera Connection Kit allows me to basically see a large image of pictures I have just taken, which is very handy. It also allows me to use the pictures I have imported with the Camera Connection Kit to be used as a wallpaper on the iPad (any of the pictures imported can be used as a wallpaper on the iPad). I find the Camera Connection Kit is also useful to show a slideshow of my pictures from my SD card (very handy when showing friends my photos) as it means they dont need a computer for me to show them my photos.

    A little expensive perhaps, but it is a very handy device to have in my opinion.

    30 of 37 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    excellent product - must have

    • Written by from Milton Keynes

    If you take digital pics and are away from home this is superb. Connect the adaptor to your ipad insert the SD card and pictures are immediately displayed on the screen, ready to import. The second adaptor features a usb input which you use with the lead provided with your camera. Once again plug the camera in and it is recognised as an external HDD where you can import pics you select and even format the drive once import is complete.

    I have three cameras I have used with both adaptors a Fuji, Panasonic Lumix and a Sony Cybershot and they all functioned beautifully. I recommend this product it was the best £25 I spent on ipad accessories, (ignore the poor ratings which I think are missleading)

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great if you don't Upgrade to IOS 4.2.1

    • Written by from GLASGOW

    Luckily I saw the comments about the IPAD Camera Connectio Kit before I Upgraded to the latest IOS. I have a used a few USB Keyfobs and SD Memory + Card readers without issue. However my when I told my friend about the features of this little beauty he wanted in on some of the action. The bad news was he had upgraded to the latest and greasted. We did a test of my usb keys and SD Memory and none of them worked on his .... super upgraded IOS Version. So I am resigned to keeping on IOS 3.2 until they sort it. hey Apple are we going to give us a nice new shiny IPAD in April to fix this :)

    6 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sort of useless

    • Written by from Jyllinge

    SD reader can only be used for SD cards with photos directly from the camera. It is not possible to transfer pictures from computer to SD card and then transfer to the iPad. USB-connector can only be used for connecting to a camera and transferring pictures.

    Apple has a policy that restricts all resonable use on the iPad.

    Why can't I put a PDF on the SD-card and transfer that to the iPad?
    Why can't I drop pictures directly to the iPad disk when connected to a computer - Apple makes their own stupid organization of pictures on the iPad disk.

    This is ridiculus.

    31 of 38 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing product!

    • Written by from Swansea

    Very fast photo transaction and is personally very handy, as I am a fashion photographer, and once I've taken some shots, I upload them straight onto my iPad to view them in great detail on the brilliant iPad screen, instead of the poor DSLR camera screen. Which benefits me and the model, as we can view the images in the best form, instantly! Another plus Is that it is completely portable, and can use it with outdoor locations with the iPad. I love the instant image transfer, and the amazing capacity to handle a lot of data; I had 2000+ images on my memory card, each image 10mb+ each, and it uploaded them in a matter of seconds! Without any sign if lag or delay, or struggle. Very impressed with this product and a very reasonable price! Would highly recommend to anyone :)

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy if you are using os 4.1This does not work with 4 of my cameras

    • Written by from Verwood

    Recently upgraded to os4.1 and neither my cameras or USB reader works with this kit, I will be trying for a refund on this kit or try to downgrade to 3.2

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does Not Work with iOS 4.2

    • Written by from Blackpool

    Although apple say it will work with cameras, keyboards, USB drives and USB card readers it wont. In iOS 3 I could import pictures from my USB Memory Stick card reader, and plug m mobile phone into the ipad. Now Neither of these work. 90% of USB data sticks no longer work except very old ones, and it's terrible. I cant see how this advantages anyone in any way, it was perfect before. The iPad will now only give out 20mA instead of the 100mA it used to. There are a handfull of cameras which still work, however a lot are now mauribund.

    147 of 161 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Now a midi interface and more!

    • Written by from Cardiff

    You get two adapters included, a SD card reader that works great with most cameras and a USB adapter, primarily for connecting a digital camera via its usb cable. However the usb adapter now offers midi connectivity for usb midi music keyboards and iOS4.2 music apps that have been suitably enabled. Connect your favourite powered usb keyboard and play music with apps like NLog synth and more! whats more many usb headsets or mics work as do usb pc keyboards! Bear in mind though the ipad doesnt deliver much power over its usb port so you might need a powered device! a very useful accessory.

    44 of 55 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A bad joke

    • Written by from London

    The recent upgrade to iOS 4.2 renders the camera connection kit useless. The maximum USB output has been reduced from 100ma to 20ma which isn't enough to drive this device.

    I invested £500 on an iPad specifically to be able to review photos with clients at the end of a shoot. The fact that Apple has suddenly and without any warning stopped supporting the camera connection kit is appalling and leaves me with suddenly needing to find a grand or two for a laptop.

    It's even worse that they are still selling this without informing anyone that it doesn't work anymore.

    This whole fiasco is a joke and the people involved should be ashamed of themselves.

    3079 of 3609 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It is ok for some

    • Written by from Cannock

    This product does work because it allows you to see the photos off your camera. But it does not work when you come to organise the imported photos. The photos you import are only saved as a standard name. This is not good if like us you have used the camera in more than one place. I would only recomend you buy this adaptor if you are a keen photographer and like to see your photos instantly.

    102 of 127 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    perfect !!!

    • Written by from Plymouth

    Does exactly what it says on the tin both connectors work well now i can look at my iphone 4 photos while im out and about

    16 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    • Written by from GLENAGEARY

    I thought that this was an amazing product that worked on all my cameras. I was a bit cautious to buy it after reading so many negative reviews but went ahead with it anyway and am absolutely delighted with it.

    24 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive and limited

    • Written by from cam

    This will only import a limited number of file types and will not allow export - beware, the shop assitant mis sold this as a USB reader it is not one as normal people understand it. Very expensive for a couple of bits of plastic. Apple needs to do better.....

    52 of 63 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Does what it claims to

    • Written by from Coventry

    This product does exactly what it claims to do. Connect the phone USB part of the kit and you can easily transfer your photos directly from your camera (with the USB lead that came with the camera). I've tried with two Sony cybershots and it worked flawlessly. The other part of the kit works well with my SDHC 8GB Extreme card that I use in my Canon EOS 500D. It even transfers the RAW files that the camera produces, and you can easily view them. Well done, Apple.
    The only reason that I give it 4 stars rather than 5 is because Apple missed a trick with the USB adapter. Yes they advertise it as for connecting to your camera directly, but it would have been even better if they allowed it to connect to USB sticks for file transfer (not just photos), or maybe even for printer connection (I haven't tried this, but presume it won't work). One other thing it would be great for if the functionality becomes available in iOS4.2, would be for connecting your iPhone 4 to use it as a webcam or such (internet video calls?).
    In my mind the product does exactly what it claims to do, but if the extra USB functionality was present, then the iPad would be a netbook killer.

    In short, if you want something to transfer photos from cameras or your iPhone 4, then this is the kit for you.

    13 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Attention you may lose your pictures!

    • Written by from Heidelberg

    connected my Nikon D70 to my iPad today and instead of downloading my pictures, I got a message on my camera telling me that the data card is not formatted... somehow the exercise destroyed my pictures! Hope I can rescue them at home.... so be careful...

    79 of 92 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works just fine....

    • Written by from Greenford

    Bought this via the online store.... Does what it says imports via the sd card adapter and imports via the camera (Nikon D80) and that is with the Apple case installed that a previous user said there was not enough room for the adapter to go in!!!

    I think this is very overpriced for what it is but that's Apple for you....

    They come fitted with a small plastic protective cover over the plug to stop dirt getting into the contacts, don't loose them otherwise it might cost you a tenner to replace them knowing the cost of Apple spares ;-)

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Try before you buy - power error

    • Written by from Stoke Poges

    I was so excited about the thought of uploading my photo's to my iPad while I travel, rather than waiting to get home, but ....

    This connection kit does not work with all camera's. I use a Nikon D70s with a Compact Flash Microdrive and an onboard USB type B connection. I each time I connect up the cable from the adapter to the camera, I get a warning message that the USB device drains too much power, my iPad camera connector is then disabled. Powering both the camera and iPad to 100% didn't help.

    Out of frustration, I bought the simplest card reader that I could find. As soon as I put the micro drive in the slot, the power warning disables the camera connection kit, so I suspect the issue relates to camera's that use micro drives.

    Unfortunately, I discovered the error 9,000 miles from home on a once-in-lifetime holiday, My iPad and camera connection kit arrived the day before we left, so no time to check the camera connected in advance. My best advice, if you are not sure, take your camera to an Apple store and try before you buy.

    164 of 182 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A must have tool

    • Written by from Gosport

    The ipad camera connection kit was the reason I purchased an ipad!

    The camera connection kit is definitely a must have for all digital photographers! It’s easy to use and reasonably priced. In my mind this kit turns the ipad from a toy into a must have piece of photographic kit.

    29 of 36 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A must for iPad users!

    • Written by from Armadale

    This is such a worthwhile outlay for your iPad. The way the iPad works with this makes photo management so easy! It lifts the iPad to another level but this is an understatement as the iPad and the camera connection kit perfectly complement each other.

    It massively increases the usability of the iPad.

    You are never going to find a better accessory for your iPad on cost/benefit ratio in my opinion!

    27 of 34 people found this useful